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Silver Cross Medical Staff Announces Medical Staff Appointments

New Lenox, IL (October 10, 2012) — Ahmed Abdelsalam, M.D., board certified ophthalmology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Abdelsalam completed an internal medicine residency and an ophthalmology residency at UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. His office is located with Chicagoland Retinal Consultants, LLC at 7808 W. College Dr., 3SW, Palos Heights. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 671-1009.

Wendewessen Amde, M.D., board certified ophthalmology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Amde attended medical school at the UCLA Medical School in Los Angeles, CA. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in New York, NY and a retina fellowship at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, MI. His office is located with Chicagoland Retinal Consultants, LLC at 1870 Silver Cross Boulevard, Suite 110, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 485-2727.  

Robert Pearlman, M.D., board certified ophthalmology and retina specialty physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Pearlman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and a vitreoretinal fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. His office is located with Chicagoland Retinal Consultants, LLC at 7808 W. College Dr., 3SW, Palos Heights. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 671-1009.  

Robert Chin, MD, Ph.D., board certified radiology and radiation oncology specialty physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Chin attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed a radiation oncology residency at Stanford Hospital in Stanford, CA. His office is located with the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Crossat 1850 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-1400. 

Howard Halpern, M.D., Ph.D., board certified radiology and radiation oncology specialty physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Halpern attended medical school at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. He completed a therapeutic radiology residency at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy in Boston, MA. His office is located with the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Crossat 1850 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-1400. 

Matthew Koshy, M.D., board certified radiology and radiation oncology specialty physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Koshy attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. He completed a radiation oncology residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. His office is located with the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Crossat 1850 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-1400. 

For more information about these physicians, visit www.silvercross.org or call the Silver Cross Physician Referral Service at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff provide care to patients in the southwest suburbs. These specialized and highly trained physicians are not employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They determine independently, based on their training and experience, the appropriate medical care for each patient. Their services are separate from the charges for hospital facilities and support staff and are billed separately by the physician or medical group with which the physician is affiliated.  

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years; one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers and was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM byThe Leapfrog Group. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.